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Urge Minnewaska State Park to Allow Climbing
Help us urge the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to authorize a process for resource surveys that will determine appropriate climbing access in Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
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Access Fund Brings Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival to Berkeley, CA
The Access Fund and guest emcee Timmy O'Neill set to host the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Buy tickets now!
Gunks Climbers’ Coalition End-of-Climbing-Season Soirée
The Gunks Climbers’ Coalition invites climbers, hikers, and nature lovers to a gala event, celebrating the acquisition of an area of large boulders amid deep, wooded beauty and valley light in Rosendale. The event on Saturday, November 7 at 6:30pm at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center, 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY.
Access Fund Announces Third Round Grant Recipients for 2009
In the third round of the Climbing Preservation Grant Program for 2009, the Access Fund awarded over $11,500 to support local climbing activism and conservation of the climbing environment.
Help Reopen Williamson Rock
Your comments needed to support Forest Service proposal to reopen climbing access at Williamson Rock in Angeles National Forest. After much work by the Friends of Williamson Rock and the Access Fund urging the Angeles National Forest to study alternate approach trails to Williamson, the Forest Service has issued a proposal that would reopen many of Williamson’s climbs while also protecting sensitive wildlife habitat.
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Access PanAm Gets Off to a Good Start
Access PanAM / Acceso PanAm, the first ever hemisphere-wide access group, met for the first time at the Squamish Mountain Festival this past August.
Alaskan Small Businesses Fight Denali Fee Increase for Climbers
Last month, local guide services and air taxis joined forces to lobby Alaska senators against a possible fee increase (from $200 to $500) that would unfairly targets climbers attempting Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker.
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Closes on Steele
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition www.seclimbers.org (SCC) closed on a 25 acre tract and cliffline in
Access Fund Announces Multimillion Campaign to Save Endangered Climbing Areas
The Access Fund announces the launch of a new campaign to save endangered climbing areas—the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC). The AFLCC is a multimillion-dollar revolving loan program designed to provide local climbing organizations and other agencies with the funds and expertise needed to act quickly to save threatened climbing areas.
Access Fund makes the outdoor community’s case for modernizing hardrock mining policy
Access Fund provided testimony for the July 14 legislative hearing on the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 on behalf of the Outdoor Alliance, a coalition of six national, member-based organizations devoted to conservation and stewardship of our nation’s public lands and waters through responsible human-powered outdoor recreation.